Sarah Waters

in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales, The United Kingdom
July 21, 1966



Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Shelley, the Brontës, John Fowle ...more

Sarah Waters is a British novelist. She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch.

Waters attended university, earning degrees in English literature. Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching. Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel. It was during the process of writing her thesis that she thought she would write a novel; she began as soon as the thesis was complete.

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The Little Stranger Nominated for Best Screenplay

The Little Stranger Film Tie-in

Lucinda Coxon's adaption of Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger has been nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, which has just announced its 2019 shortlist for its annual awards.

The awards will be presented on Monday 14th January 2019.

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The Paying Guests

3.41 avg rating — 63,770 ratings — published 2014 — 68 editions
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4.02 avg rating — 66,990 ratings — published 2002 — 41 editions
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Tipping the Velvet

4.01 avg rating — 52,585 ratings — published 1998 — 63 editions
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The Little Stranger

3.53 avg rating — 37,996 ratings — published 2009 — 84 editions
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3.73 avg rating — 19,672 ratings — published 1999 — 46 editions
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The Night Watch

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Dancing with Mr. Darcy: Sto...

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September 2014, Sarah Waters
"Clandestine passion boils over in the suspenseful historical novel The Paying Guests, set in 1920s London following the upheaval of World War I." ...More

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“I barely knew I had skin before I met you.”
Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests

“The best thing to do was to brazen it out, throw your head back, walk with a swagger...”
Sarah Waters

“And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.”
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger


What should our June 2018 pick be?

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (M/M Historical Fantasy)
  45 votes, 17.7%

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (F/F Historical Fiction)
  33 votes, 13.0%

Spectred Isle by K.J. Charles (M/M Historical Fantasy)
  22 votes, 8.7%

  21 votes, 8.3%

The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (F/F YA High Fantasy)
  20 votes, 7.9%

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (F/F Sci-Fi)
  16 votes, 6.3%

Adaptation by Malinda Lo (F/F-Bi YA Sci-Fi)
  14 votes, 5.5%

Dreadnought by April Daniels (Transgender YA Superhero)
  14 votes, 5.5%

  13 votes, 5.1%

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Transgender YA Contemporary)
  12 votes, 4.7%

The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune (M/M High Fantasy)
  11 votes, 4.3%

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (M/M High Fantasy)
  7 votes, 2.8%

Huntress by Malinda Lo (F/F YA High Fantasy)
  7 votes, 2.8%

A Matter of Oaths by Helen S. Wright (M/M-Bi Space Opera)
  6 votes, 2.4%

Him by Sarina Bowen (M/M Contemporary)
  5 votes, 2.0%

Abroad by Liz Jacobs (M/M NA Contemporary)
  5 votes, 2.0%

Pantomime by Laura Lam (Intersex/Bi YA High Fantasy)
  3 votes, 1.2%


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